'Travesty' trial ends in China with lawyer Jiang Tianyong jailed

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Court sentences human rights defender to two years’ prison but his supporters say guilty plea on subversion charges was likely to have been coerced

China has sentenced a prominent civil rights lawyer to two years in prison in a trial that was denounced as political theatre by critics.

Jiang Tianyong, whose past clients include a wide range of activists such as the exiled dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng, was sentenced on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” in the central city of Changsha on Tuesday morning, after languishing in detention for the past year.

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